Rousimar Palhares makes his welterweight debut against Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29: Maia Vs Shields, and he is desperate need of win. Palhares returns to the octagon after a positive drug test for PEDs after his loss to Hector Lombard, and a loss here could lead to his walking papers. In a video the UFC released, Palhares promises he won’t let the people of Brazil down when he steps into the octagon against Pierce.
UFC Fight Night 29: Maia Vs Shields takes place October 9 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event will be a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. In the co main event, welterweights Erick Silva will take on Dong Hyun Kim.
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